The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 47 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing HP 96 76 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.05% 2.85% 2.45%
As % of the Vendors category 6.59% 6.42% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 25
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.06 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.50 £20.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-8.66% +9.09%
HP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1457 1183 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.33% 44.32% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 568 576
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £143 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 71 100
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the North West region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 36 £293 +116.66% 15
Cheshire +9 30 £110 -71.61% 5
Merseyside +5 21 £245 +88.46% 3
Lancashire -15 4 £410 - 1
Cumbria - 4 £500 -
HP
England

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 81 (40.30%) Windows
2 59 (29.35%) ITIL
2 59 (29.35%) Microsoft
3 44 (21.89%) VMware
4 38 (18.91%) Cisco
4 38 (18.91%) Linux
5 35 (17.41%) SAN
6 34 (16.92%) SLA
6 34 (16.92%) HPUX
6 34 (16.92%) Migration
6 34 (16.92%) Service Management
7 33 (16.42%) MS Excel
7 33 (16.42%) SQL
7 33 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (15.42%) UNIX
9 30 (14.93%) MCP
9 30 (14.93%) MS Office
10 29 (14.43%) Finance
11 28 (13.93%) Oracle
11 28 (13.93%) IBM
12 26 (12.94%) Security Cleared
13 25 (12.44%) Lotus
13 25 (12.44%) OpenView
13 25 (12.44%) IBM Notes
14 24 (11.94%) Citrix
14 24 (11.94%) Active Directory
15 23 (11.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 23 (11.44%) SC Cleared
16 22 (10.95%) Dell
17 21 (10.45%) HP Quality Center

HP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (12.44%) IBM Notes
2 15 (7.46%) Apache
3 12 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.98%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.98%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.48%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.48%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.99%) JBoss
8 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.99%) Site Server
9 4 (1.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.99%) Documentum
9 4 (1.99%) IIS
9 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.99%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.00%) CMS
10 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.00%) SAS
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 30 (14.93%) MS Office
3 4 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.99%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.41%) SAN
2 16 (7.96%) DHCP
2 16 (7.96%) DNS
3 14 (6.97%) LAN
3 14 (6.97%) WAN
4 13 (6.47%) Firewall
4 13 (6.47%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.48%) HTTP
6 7 (3.48%) FTP
6 7 (3.48%) DMZ
7 6 (2.99%) VLAN
8 5 (2.49%) NAS
8 5 (2.49%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.49%) Internet
9 4 (1.99%) VPN
9 4 (1.99%) Network Security
10 3 (1.49%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.49%) PuTTY
10 3 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.96%) RDBMS
1 16 (7.96%) Relational Database
2 14 (6.97%) Oracle Database
3 13 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.99%) SQLPlus
5 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.99%) BODI
6 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.00%) Informix
7 2 (1.00%) DB2
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.50%) MySQL
8 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Introscope
1 4 (1.99%) LoadRunner
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.49%) JIRA
2 3 (1.49%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.49%) Toad
3 2 (1.00%) JUnit
3 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.00%) Mockito
3 2 (1.00%) Selenium
4 1 (0.50%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 29 (14.43%) Finance
2 16 (7.96%) Banking
3 13 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.99%) Billing
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
8 2 (1.00%) Automotive
8 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (23.88%) Analyst
2 29 (14.43%) Consultant
3 25 (12.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (11.94%) Service Analyst
5 13 (6.47%) Administrator
6 12 (5.97%) Architect
7 10 (4.98%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.98%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.98%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.48%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.99%) Developer
10 6 (2.99%) Security Manager
11 5 (2.49%) HPUX Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.49%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (2.49%) Network Specialist
11 5 (2.49%) Network Security Manager
11 5 (2.49%) HPUX Engineer
11 5 (2.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.98%) HTML
1 10 (4.98%) Web Services
1 10 (4.98%) CSS
2 8 (3.98%) YUI
3 7 (3.48%) SOAP
3 7 (3.48%) Middleware
3 7 (3.48%) Catalyst
4 6 (2.99%) XML
5 5 (2.49%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.00%) WSDL
7 2 (1.00%) JAX-RPC
7 2 (1.00%) XSL
7 2 (1.00%) JDBC
7 2 (1.00%) Servlets
7 2 (1.00%) J2EE
7 2 (1.00%) JAX-RS
7 2 (1.00%) PowerMock
7 2 (1.00%) RESTful
7 2 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.47%) CMDB
3 9 (4.48%) Clustering
4 7 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.48%) Replication
5 5 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.49%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.99%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.49%) Open Source
7 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.00%) AS400
8 2 (1.00%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.00%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.00%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.00%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 81 (40.30%) Windows
2 38 (18.91%) Linux
3 34 (16.92%) HPUX
4 33 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (15.42%) UNIX
6 18 (8.96%) AIX
7 16 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (7.46%) Solaris
9 14 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (4.98%) Windows XP
12 9 (4.48%) Windows 7
13 7 (3.48%) Windows 2000
14 6 (2.99%) VMS
15 5 (2.49%) Android
16 4 (1.99%) Apple iOS
17 3 (1.49%) Windows 8
18 2 (1.00%) SUSE
18 2 (1.00%) NetWare
18 2 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (29.35%) ITIL
2 34 (16.92%) Migration
2 34 (16.92%) Service Management
3 14 (6.97%) Project Management
4 12 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (5.47%) Problem Management
5 11 (5.47%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (4.48%) Change Management
7 8 (3.98%) MVC
7 8 (3.98%) Web Development
7 8 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (3.48%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.99%) ITSM
9 6 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (2.99%) Network Management
10 5 (2.49%) Performance Testing
10 5 (2.49%) Test Scripting
10 5 (2.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.42%) SQL
2 13 (6.47%) JavaScript
3 12 (5.97%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.98%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.98%) Java
5 9 (4.48%) Perl
6 7 (3.48%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.99%) C
7 4 (1.99%) ABAP
8 2 (1.00%) COBOL
8 2 (1.00%) VBScript
8 2 (1.00%) C#
8 2 (1.00%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) RPG
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (14.93%) MCP
2 26 (12.94%) Security Cleared
3 23 (11.44%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (7.46%) CCNA
7 14 (6.97%) MCSE
7 14 (6.97%) CCNP
8 8 (3.98%) ISEB
8 8 (3.98%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.99%) CCIE
9 6 (2.99%) MCSA
10 5 (2.49%) ACSA
10 5 (2.49%) MCITP
10 5 (2.49%) MCDST
10 5 (2.49%) MCTS
10 5 (2.49%) ACSP
10 5 (2.49%) CCIP
10 5 (2.49%) IBM Certification
10 5 (2.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.92%) SLA
2 6 (2.99%) QA
3 5 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.97%) Firmware
4 9 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.98%) XenServer
6 7 (3.48%) XenApp
7 5 (2.49%) DFS Replication
7 5 (2.49%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.99%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.00%) NFS
9 2 (1.00%) vSphere
10 1 (0.50%) Xen
10 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (12.44%) OpenView
2 23 (11.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (7.96%) SCCM
5 6 (2.99%) Tivoli
5 6 (2.99%) HP NNM
6 5 (2.49%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.99%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.99%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.99%) SCOM
7 4 (1.99%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.00%) Foglight
8 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.00%) Puppet
8 2 (1.00%) WSUS
8 2 (1.00%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (1.00%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 59 (29.35%) Microsoft
2 44 (21.89%) VMware
3 38 (18.91%) Cisco
4 28 (13.93%) Oracle
4 28 (13.93%) IBM
5 25 (12.44%) Lotus
6 24 (11.94%) Citrix
7 22 (10.95%) Dell
8 18 (8.96%) Red Hat
8 18 (8.96%) Sun
9 16 (7.96%) EMC
9 16 (7.96%) Veritas
10 8 (3.98%) BMC
10 8 (3.98%) SAP
10 8 (3.98%) Brocade
11 7 (3.48%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.48%) Opsware
11 7 (3.48%) Juniper
11 7 (3.48%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.99%) Apple
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